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Democracy in retreat : the revolt of the middle class and the worldwide decline of representative government

Author: Joshua Kurlantzick
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2013.
Series: Council on Foreign Relations/Brookings Institution book.
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Kurlantzick proposes that the spate of retreating democracies, one after another over the past two decades, reflects a new and disturbing trend: democracy in worldwide decline.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Kurlantzick
ISBN: 9780300175387 0300175388 9780300205800 0300205805
OCLC Number: 808107578
Notes: "A Council on Foreign Relations Book."
Description: 287 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Democracy goes into reverse --
How we got here --
The fourth wave --
It's the economy, stupid : the consensus fails --
The middle class revolts --
Graft, graft, and more graft --
The China model --
The autocrats strike back --
Failure of the emerging powers --
Failure of the West --
Prescriptions for the future --
Appendix: Egypt.
Series Title: Council on Foreign Relations/Brookings Institution book.
Responsibility: Joshua Kurlantzick.

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Since the end of the Cold War, assumption among most political theorists has been that as nations develop economically, they will also become more democratic - especially if a vibrant middle class  Read more...

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